Bead Soups Served!!

Welcome to the 6th Bead Soup reveal 3 August 25th 

Lisa Lodge of Pine Ridge Treasures is my partner. http://www.pineridgetreasures.blogspot.com/
We exchanged a few messages and prepared our soup mixes for each other. 

I began looking thorough my many little bags and pots of soup mixes in my studio to find something I thought she might be interested to work with and that I hated to part with. 

I decided on a selection I really liked and had not pulled out yet for myself, so this is what I sent Lisa. Can't wait to see what she was able to create with this.  

This is the soup Lisa sent me. 

It includes a pretty pink focal by Marsha Neal, 2 white, green and pink lamp-work beads and lots of pink and white beads, rose quartz, pink fresh water pearls and much more. Lisa sent me a second package she forgot to include with Lucite flowers, green adventurine round beads and a large crystal. This is a whole lot of beads!! Where do I start?? 

I was preparing for a big show and a new grand baby so when I sat down to see what would come to me, I looked through my stash and began adding a few items. I have a a method of the beads taking me in a direction. I had some little pink disks and wanted to add a warmer tone and I decided to make the brass leaf and branch toggle part of the focal. I added the little bird charm and 2 different textures of brass chain and rings. All the brass is Vintaj of course, my favorite. I finished the focal off with a couple little flower beads that look like they are sitting on the bird bath.

I found this cute little pink and white polka dot heart by Gaea.

I added the green adventurine beads to bring out the green in the lamp work bead.

My next design...... 

 I saw a shabby and chic mood with the flowers and wanted to add another color. I picked out the pink and white Lucite flowers and had just purchased some orange Lucite flowers.  Then the design came together into a flower garden with this beautiful art wood tile by J Lynn Jewels.

I added the orange flowers and some flower beads in the inside of the Lucite white and pink flowers, and some fresh water pearls in this mix.

Yes a very vibrant flower garden!! I added more flowers on the left side by the pea pod toggle.

I found a perfect peach, mustard ribbon with a tad of sparkle. I wire wrapped the ribbon to the beaded strand of pink hearts, crystals, and added a few orange disks to tie it together. I added some chain for texture and a pea pod toggle on the left side.

As life would have it I ran into 8 days of computer problems. I had ideas of a charm bracelet with the silver charms and pink beads. I have an idea of wire wrapping the lovely crystal but I ran out of time.

Thanks so much to Lisa for being a sweet and willing partner, and Lori for hosting this fun challenge. The opportunity to meet new artists and share our work is awesome and this is such a huge undertaking. It is exciting to be a part of it and I hope to meet a few new friends each time.

I changed my blog address last week when my many computer issues including my address was grabbed by someone in another country. So please save this address and stop by often. www.designsinthelight.co It is just one little letter (m) left off the end:)

Thanks for stopping by in your busy day and continue on the list to enjoy the hop. I would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment. These necklaces are available in my shop at www.enlalumiere.etsy.com Now for your happy hopping.

Hostess, Lori Anderson, Pretty Things

Agi Kiss, Moonsafari Beads
Alice Peterson, Alice Dreaming
Alison Sachs, Beads by Earthtones
Amanda Dittloff, Passion Smashin'
Andra Marasteanu, Bijoux de Monanage
Angie Szlovak, SweetBeads
Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations
Ann Sherwood, Ann's Blog
Arlene Dean, A Glass Bash
Audrey Belanger, Dreams of an Absolution
Barb Solem, Vivi Magoo Presents

Barbara Blaszczyk, laboratorim Flory
Bianca Odenthal, Zydies Glasperlen
Birgit Klughardt, GitesBeads
Bobbie Rafferty, Beadsong Jewelry
Bonnie Coursolle,  Jasper Gems
Cece Cormier, The Beading Yogini
Charlene Jacka, Clay Space
Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie're
Cheryl Foiles, Get Your Bead On
Christie Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry

Christina Miles, Wings n Scales
Christina Stofmeel, Feng Beads
Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design
Cindy Cima Edwards, Live to Design
CJ Bauschka, 4 His Glory Creations
Claire Smith, Embergrass Jewelry
Cynthia Riggs, Cynth's Blog
Dana Fowler, Trunk Full of Treasure
Dawn Pierro, Turtle Moon Designs
Dee Elgie, Cherry Obsidia
Donetta Farrington, Simply Gorgeous

Dot Lewallwn, Speedie Beadie
Elizabeth Bunn, Elizabeth Beads
Eva Kovacs, Ewa gyongyos vilaga!
Evelyn Duberry, Sheba Makeda
Fay Wolfenden, Torch Fairy
Fen Li, Bead Flora Jewels
Gail Zwang, Angel Moose Enterprises
Geneva Collins, Torque Story
Grace Dorsey, Fan of the Flame
Gretchen Nation,  Art Food Lodging

Hannah Annear, Squintessential
Hajer Waheed, My Beaded World
Heather Goldsmith, As I Bead It
Heather Otto, The Craft Hopper
Heidi Kingman, My Bead Therapy
Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
Isolina Perez, Isolina Perez
Jacqueline Keller, CreARTelier
Jane Haag, Did You Make Something Today?
Janeen Sorensen, Wild Vanilla Designs
Jean Peter, Jean P. Designs

Jennifer Judd, Jen Judd Rocks
Jennifer L Justman, Soul's Fire Designs
Joanna Matuszczyk, Bizuteria z filcu
Joanne Brown, Jo's Jewels
Joanne Lockwood, Jo Bunkum
Joyce Becker, Joyce's Joyful Gems
Judy Riley, Three Red Beads
Karen Mitchell, Over the Moon Design
Karen Williams, Baublicious
Karin von Hoeren, Creative Ideen

Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Kashmira Patel, Sadafule .. always in bloom!
Kate Richbourg, We Can Make That at Home

Katrin Lembke, AllesPerle
Kathy Combs, Torched in Texas
Kathy Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Kelley Fogle, My Life, One Bead at at Time
Kelly Hosford Patterson, Traveling Side Show

Klaudette Koon, Only Road
Lara Lutrick, Lampwork Beads by Lara
Laura Guenther, Blue Antiquities

Laurie Lalonde, Simply Mod Jewelry
Lilik Kristiani, Soul of My Embodiment
Linda Younkman, Lindy's Designs
Lisa Chapman, Beach Cat Beads
Lisa Lodge, Pine Ridge Treasures
Loretta Carstensen, Designs by Loretta
Lori Bergmann, Lori Bergmann Design
Lori Dorrington, Lori's Adventures in Etsy Land
Lupe Meter, Gem's PC Corner
Lynn Davis, LLYYNN

Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin
Mandi Effron, Craft-o-licious
Mandy Williamson, Mimi's Beading
Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter
Maria Rosa Sharrow, Willow Street Shops
Marianne Baxter, Simply Seablime Jewelry
Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre
Marjolein Trewavas, Room for Change
Marelene Cupo, Amazing Designs
Marsha Neal, Marsha Neal Studio

Marta Kaczerowska, uhuhu
Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Menka Gupta, Menka's Jewelry Blog
Michelle Burnett, Reverie and Revival
Michelle Escano-Caballero, The Cabby Crafter
Miko Wiropati, Uniquely Yunikua
Milla Hope,  LB Creative Arts and Crafts
Mimi Gardner, Other Curiosities
Miranda Ackerley, MirandackArts
Natalie McKenna, grubbi

Noemi Baena, fuego, metal, y color
Pam Ferrari, Ferrari Originals
Pam Sears, Crazy Creative Corner
Penny Neville, Copper Penny
Rachel Baron, R. Baron Designs
Rachel Myers, Rockabead Jewelry
Rana Wilson, Definitive Designs by R. Wilson
Rebecca Anderson, Song Beads
Rebecca Sirevaag, Becca's Place
Riki Schumacher, Riki Jewelry 

Rose Binoya, Ahtee's Blog
Rossana De Gaspari, Rdegas Blog
Sally Anderson, Wild Sally Road
Sandi James, Do Be Do Bead Do
Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe
Sandra Wollberg, City of Brass Stories
Sarah Goode, Pookledo

Sarah Small, blog by salla
Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
Shawn Mills, Shawn Marie Designs with Bent Wire
Sheila Davis, Stone Designs by Sheila

Sheryl Stephens, Babble Bead
Shiraz Biggie, Secret Song Designs
Solange Collin,  Ahowin Handcrafted Jewelry
Sonya Stille, Dreamin' of Beads
Stephanie Dixon, The Dixon Chick
Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads
Susan Sheehan, Strands of Thought
Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria
Sweet Freedom, Sweet Freedom Designs
Tabatha Dinger, Modernly Created
Tania Hagen, Pelima Jewellery Design

Tanya Boden, Fusion Muse
Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas
Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo 
Tracy Stillman, Tracy Stillman Designs


  1. These are both such sweet designs!
    I love how the little flowers sit in the bird bath in the first necklace. Genius!!!! And the lucite flowers spilling out of the artwood tile! Genius! You are total genius, Miss. Cherrie!

    1. Wow, genius not sure about that. Thank you for the sweet words. I appreciate your stopping by.

  2. The dark chain/wire really pops those colors. It reminds me of cherry blossom. Beautiful!

    1. Thanks I use brass and copper most of the time. I had planned to use the silver findings on another piece and ran out of time. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. So in love with the orange and pink in the last necklace and the first one is a joy

  4. Fabulous fun designs with your soup Cherrie! Especially fond of the orange and pink together. The beads you chose bring out the colors in the tile pendant perfectly!

  5. Beautiful designs with your soup! I love the Vintaj warmth with all the flowers in your last necklace, perfect.

    1. Thanks so much Raida, Are you safe today. Heard another storm is heading to your state.

  6. The first necklace is wonderful but the second necklace soo GORGEOUS!!! I love how the little delicate flowers dangle from the beautiful Artwork tile.

  7. Lovely !!!!!!! I love the lucite flowers something I have never worked with before. You have the GIFT!!!!!

    1. Thanks Kristin, I have not worked with Lucite before. I guess I was a bit afraid of it. I wanted to change it up a bit and thought it worked with the contrast.

  8. I really love the flower garden "shabby chic mood" necklace with the beautiful wood tile by J Lynn Jewels! The colors are so vibrant and the piece has such a happy, Spring feel to it. I enjoyed being your partner!

    1. Thanks Lisa, I enjoyed being your partner also. I have more ideas with some of the soup left. Never enough time. I am on my way to your shop. Enjoy the day.

  9. Lovely! I love what you've done with the flowers :)

  10. Gorgeous necklaces, i love them both!

  11. Cute pinks and lovely flowers.a very feminine celebration of soup.Love and hugs Tanya

  12. Love these, great job and I love the colors...Cheri

  13. It's a shame about your computer domain issues, Cherrie. What an "interesting world" we live in. Questionable online practices by so many, on the one hand, and then such wonderful events like BSBP which would not be possible if we were not all connected!

    It is so special how you have enhanced an already lovely Soup from Lisa, by adding a few unexpected contrasting colours and textures. It proves once again that any bead can be made even more beautiful with a little imagination and a touch of flair!

    1. Thanks so much. Yes interesting. It shows how much we all depend on things working all the time. Thanks for the nice comments on the designs. I love how beads take me in a direction.

  14. Your necklace with the flower motif blows me away! You are so talented!

  15. 2 beautiful necklaces! I love your mix of textures. Lovely :)

  16. Very pretty work. I am not a pink sort of person, but I love the combo of pink and orange. Very, Very nice.

    1. Thanks, I flip between colors. I am looking forward to some fall colors very soon.

  17. I love your sweet bird pendant and the wood pendant necklace is gorgeous!!

  18. Love the second necklace! So feminine.

  19. Lovely designs. Pink is my favorite color & I think you paired it up very well.

  20. Not sure which I like the best, BOTH!!!

  21. LOVE the pieces, and I like how you described your decision-making process of picking soup -- choosing something you would be sad to part with. To me that meant you really sent something special and put thought into it.

    Pink is your thing, you have a lovely knack with it! And I'm so sorry about all the blog issues - your direct link is on my main blog page right now and I posted in FB, too.

    1. Thanks so much Lori. I appreciate the kind words. I hope you were not up until morning with your photos and issues. We all need to be creative and wiggle our noses and the biz, tech end would just be good:) Thanks for this opportunity and hard work. It is a good thing.

  22. Love your designs!!! The colors are so pretty -- love the pink with the vintage brass. Great job!

  23. Love what you made. So full of color and zest.

  24. Well done, I love the way the bird charm and the branch toggle go with the focal you received. The tiny flowers pull it all together nicely.

  25. Everything is beautiful. Great job!

  26. Cherrie, I must say I LOVED the bead soup you received the minute I saw them... it was really a different mix and color scheme than I've been seeing - I like that it was decidedly feminine. Both of your necklaces are so beautiful! They are both so vibrant and wearable - just loved BSBP post!

  27. I love your design!
    ciao dall'Italia

  28. Beautiful!
    I love everything you made.

  29. Great piece. Love the mixture of textures.

  30. Beautiful! I love the pretty colour combinations. The beads go beautifully with the antiqued metals.

  31. Beautiful creations from a fun soup.

  32. Lovely designs! I really like the pink and orange mix. It is so cheerful!

  33. Stunning pieces you've made, the first necklace I adore!! congratulations!!

  34. Lovely pieces, I love the floral motifs, feels like a beautiful sunny garden.

  35. Love the way you worked the ceramic pendant! And I love lucite, so the second necklace just sings to me!

  36. Very pretty pieces - nice use of your soup!

  37. Pretty in pink!!! Love your necklace, so dainty.

  38. Who knew pink could have this kind of warmth...love both pieces very much! Soup-erb job!

  39. Very pretty pieces. I really like the necklace with the little birdbath and the little flowers on it. And the wood tile with all the colors, your 'flower garden' is very pretty too. Nice pieces.

  40. Love them all! So soft and romantic!

  41. I really like how you put the yellow and oranges with the pink, really makes a stunning piece. Very pretty.

  42. Beautiful@ I love all the vibrant colors you used!

  43. Beautiful job.. I love all the pieces you made.

  44. lovely pieces..very romantic, i love them all! you did a great job!

  45. Beautiful pieces--very elegant and romantic! And such lovlely colors!

  46. I really like the techniques you used in both pieces, but there something about that second one that really draws my eye. I'm pretty sure it's the vibrancy of the colors. Well done, really well done!

  47. Beautiful necklaces Cherrie. I loved your descriptions of how the designs evolved as you played with the beads.

  48. Just beautiful. I adore the second necklace so much. ;-)

  49. The flower necklace is soooo beautiful!!!

  50. Beautiful designs, totally loving the pink and orange!!!

  51. Beautiful designs. Very whimsical.

  52. Oh My Gosh! Your creations are stunning! I love the second design the best. You did a wonderful job using your soup ingredients!
    Lori D.

  53. Thanks so much Loris. Appreciate your kind words.

  54. I hope I responded to everyone and the lovely comments. I have tried to see everyones creations either on the Pinterest boards or by visiting blogs.

  55. Beautiful job, Cherrie, with both, but I love that second necklace!

  56. Gorgeous colour palettes! Love all your pieces :)

  57. Great bead mix...you created some fabulous pieces...

  58. What fun you have had with your soup Cherrie it is all so pretty. I especially like the necklace with the little polka dot heart.
    I have a second giveaway of a pair of earrings from my blog soup do come on over and take a look and enter to win if you get a minute!